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Understanding Infertility -- Symptoms

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Before you go to the doctor, write down the following information and take it to your next doctor's appointment:

  1. All the medications you take, including prescriptions, vitamins, minerals, supplements, and any other drugs bought without a prescription
  2. How often you have unprotected sex, how long you have been trying, and the date of the last time you tried to get pregnant
  3. Body changes or other symptoms you have noticed
  4. Dates of any surgeries or treatments in the past, especially those involving the reproductive tract.
  5. Any radiation or chemotherapy you have had
  6. How much you smoke, how much alcohol you drink, and any illegal drug use
  7. Any history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  8. Any genetic disorder or chronic illness, such as diabetes or thyroid disease, in you or your family

Listen to your body. Tell your doctor any time you notice a symptom. Early diagnosis of an infertility problem may improve your odds of getting pregnant.

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD, FACOG on March 11, 2014
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